Year 4 Long Term Plan

Year 4 2017/18 HT1 HT2 HT3 HT4 HT5 HT6
English Description
Describe a setting
Describe characters
Story starters
Non-chronological report
Persuasive leaflet
Non- chronological report
Newspaper report
Poetry- cinquains
Persuasion leaflet
Diary entry
Maths Place value
Oral 7 mental strategies
Written methods
Data handling
Fractions and decimals
Fractions and decimals
Multiplying & dividing
Science Human digestion and teeth
Children learn about the simple functions of the basic parts of the digestive system and identify how different types of teeth are used.
Children are taught to identify common appliances that run on electricity and identify the basic parts of a circuit. Children also learn about good and poor conductors.
States of matter
Children learn how to group materials as solids, liquids and gasses and gain experience of how some materials change state when they are heated or cooled.
  Classification and habitats Sound
Children learn how sounds are made and develop an understanding of how the features of an object and the force of a vibration can alter the sound that it makes.
Science AT1 opportunity Making the digestive system How to make a bulb light up
Children make and test circuits exploring the different ways to make a bulb light up.
Heating and cooling
Children carry out an investigation and gain experience of predicting what will happen to things when they are heated.
Forces Sorting living things into categories chosen by children Metal hangers and cup phones
Children use their knowledge of sound to design and make simple communication devices.
History Roman Invasion
Children learn about the Roman Empire and its impact on Britain
    Ancient Egypt
Children develop an understanding of the achievements of one of the world’s earliest civilisations.
  Mayan Civilization
Geography Our place in Europe
Children use maps to locate countries as well as identifying human and physical features.
Children learn about the key aspects of volcanoes and locate some of the words most infamous volcanoes using maps and aerial pictures.
Rivers, Seas and
Oceans and the Water Cycle
Children learn about the different stages of the water cycle. Children develop and understanding of human and physical features (rivers and canals)
Map work Climate and vegetation belts
Children look at the link between farming and the river Nile.
Central America (Mayan geography)
Computing E-Safety Media
Children use a variety of technology to record and manipulate sounds
E-Safety Exploration and Mapping
Children use mapping techniques and sensors in relation to their topic.
Data Handling Information Literacy
Art and Design Self portraits
Children use mosaic patterns to create self-portraits.
Volcano art
Children use a variety of skills to create representations of volcanoes.
Colour Mixing
Tones and shades
Children experiment with colours to create images that reflect the colours in different bodies of water.
Egyptian Mural
Colours in nature
Children look at the colours in nature and the colours represented in Egypt and Ancient Egyptian art.
Observational Drawing Mayan art
Design and Technology Healthy Recipes
Children design and make torches using their knowledge of circuits and modelling.
      Making instruments
Children design instruments using their knowledge vibrations..
RE   Creation and the environment Children explore different creation stories from around the world. Journeys
Children look at some of the world’s religions journeys.
  Places of worship
Children look at places of worship in different religions and make links to the religious places of ancient cultures.
PE Dance
Games – Striking
Tri Golf
Games – Invasion
Games – Net/court
Outdoor and Adventurous Activities
MFL Days and Months Numbers, ages and birthdays Family
Music Mamma Mia! Garage band technology
Children develop their understanding of how technology can help them to record and manipulate sounds.
Glockenspiel Stage 3 Three Little Birds Lean on me Reflect and rewind
PHSCE Health
Children learn about the things humans need to do in order to have healthy bodies and healthy minds.
Children to learn how  to differentiate between the terms ‘risk,’ ‘danger’ and ‘hazard’ and learn about how to manage a range of  situations responsibly.
Children discuss their understanding of how to manage conflict, share their feelings and  the similarities and differences between people.
Children develop their understanding of money, its value and how to deal with it responsibly.
Identity, Citizenship and Relationships
Children develop their thinking about how to make positive contributions as citizens of the world.
Trips/experiences Roman experience
A Roman visitor stimulates learning and discussion about life in Roman times.
Making Torches
Children use junk modelling and circuits to build their own working torches.
Circuit Box Workshop – external visitor
Water Cycle
We work in our class groups on the theme of water and the water cycle.  
Egyptian Workshop
An external drama company come into school to help bring our learning about Egyptians alive!
Tropical World
Children will explore habitats of many different animals.
Synagogue Trip
Children visit the last remaining Synagogue in Bradford to find out more about religious buildings within Judaism
Halton Gill
Children have the opportunity to visit Halton Gill for a residential trip.
Noisy Toys Workshop
Children look at a number of instruments and objects that are capable of making serious amounts of noise!

Roman Visitors – Learning to be Roman Soldiers

All three classes had a great experience when two Romans, Crispus & Cornelia, came in for the day. The children were challenged to make a decision – will you accept the Romans in Britain or will you fight against them? To make this decision the children needed to learn and understand how the Romans lived. They learned how to be soldiers, how to write with a quill (feather) and how to behave at a banquet. They looked at Roman art, performed a play and explored education. Most importantly, they had a great time as they learned!

Science – Exploring the human digestion system

Year 4 have been working on exploring and understanding the parts and functions of the human digestive system. They have been learning the scientific names for the digestive system organs.

Investigating Electricity

Year 4 have been investigating electricity and making circuits. They made switches with paper fasteners and paper clips. After that, they went onto design and make their own torches.

Volcanoes around the World

Year 4 have been studying volcanoes around the World using maps, atlases and the internet. We have discovered that most volcanoes are situated around the Pacific Ring of Fire, an area which can be seen below.

We have also completed research into what is a volcano, how a volcano works and found out many interesting facts. Did you know that the word volcano originally comes from the name of the Roman god of fire, Vulcan? Or that hot liquid rock under the Earth’s surface is known as magma, it is called lava after it comes out of a volcano? To complete the topic Year 4 were asked to create a presentation regarding volcanoes and to create a resource to help explain their ideas.

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